Maritime Defense

Forsberg & Umlauf represents owners and charterers, shipbuilders, ship repairers, marinas, ship suppliers and marine insurers. We have extensive maritime law litigation experience, including trial experience with emphasis on passenger and seaman personal injury cases.

We also represent marine insurers in coverage and bad faith matters. Our work includes matters of:

  • Personal Injury (Seaman, Passenger, Longshore and Harbor Workers)
  • Marine Insurance Coverage including Cargo, Hull and Machinery, P&I
  • Ship Repair Limited Liability and MGL
  • Cargo
  • Collision and Allision
  • Maritime Liens
  • Maritime Product Liability
  • Maritime Contracts
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Pollution

Representative Matters

Forsberg & Umlauf attorneys have represented a major cruise line before the State Supreme Court in securing a favorable decision enforcing passenger ticket terms and conditions.

We have obtained favorable federal court decisions while representing ocean carriers on marine cargo claims.

Forsberg & Umlauf routinely defends terminal operators in COGSA and Harter Act matters.

We have successfully represented stevedoring companies and other maritime employers in Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act trials.

We defend vessel owners and marine operators in complex fire cases around the region.